Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives

An amazing story about the birth of the modern midwife movement.

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives captures a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune, rescued modern midwifery from extinction, and changed the way a generation thought about childbirth. Today, as nearly 1/3 of all US babies are born via C-section, they labor on, fighting to preserve their knowledge and pushing, once again, for the rebirth of birth.

“…makes you want to hop into a tub of warm water and start pushing.”
– NY Times

– Entertainment Weekly

“A fascinating history lesson and a raucous celebration of life…”
— Matt Holzman, KCRW

“You’ll want to share it with every mother you know…”
— Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, filmmakers, The Business of Being Born

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Project Info
Director Sara Lamm & Mary Wigmore
Producers Zachary Mortensen
Kate Roughan
Editor Kate Amend
Composer Robin Pecknold
Audience Award Los Angeles Film Festival 2012